Planning, programming and assessing English 7-12

English is built around the explicit teaching of contextual knowledge, comprehension, thinking and reflecting skills and processes.

The teaching of English encourages a love of literature. It develops students' knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. The intention is to empower students to become confident communicators, critical and imaginative thinkers, lifelong learners and informed, active participants, in Australian society.

The English syllabuses are located on the NSW Education Standards Authority website:

The English textual concepts and learning processes are an additional resource to support the explicit teaching of the knowledge and skill in the English syllabuses. Through the use of the English textual concepts, teachers can chart the development of student understanding through each stage of learning.

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